Colourful Copies

Linoprint and embroidery on canvas, 2017

Every time we recall a memory, our minds corrupt them and replace them with a new memory file. 

As part of my A Level Fine Art coursework, I was interested in the innocence and naivety of our childhood, and the ways in which our memory functions to remember them. I looked at photographs of my friends as children, and through the medium of linoprint, mimicked the ways in which our brain recalls memories - creating a new and imperfect placeholder for the original image.

This series is named "Colourful Copies" because as the hand-embroidery attempts to fill in the gaps and spaces in our recollection, new thoughts, feelings and details are woven into the images - a colourful and collaborative piece of art between our mind and ourselves.